People aren’t the only targets. In remote and economically poor places like these, communities and criminals alike depend on the natural environment for their survival. Armed groups like the LRA terrorize communities while funding their crimes through illegal wildlife poaching and trafficking. These cycles of violence and exploitation threaten the very existence of entire communities and their ecosystems. Joseph Kony’s army continues to be the primary threat to many communities across central Africa, but they are not the only threat.
It’s an event that will stay with us all for a very long time. The whole thing was incredibly special from the scenery and location to the wonderful event staff and brilliant organisation. At the heart of it though is the challenge and each and every one of us had to dig deep to complete it, but that is what makes it so rewarding!
This report sets out a high-level view of progress since the strategy’s launch. Alongside ongoing dialogue with the UK and international research community, we’ve sought input and challenge on our progress from supporters, patients and those affected by cancer.